How Sulfur Fights Acne
Sulfur is a powerful ingredient when it comes to fighting acne. This natural element is found in many over the counter acne products, in addition to prescription products. Sulfur is often found in anti-acne products for its unique ability to fight acne while absorbing excess oil. Keep reading to find out how your skin can benefit from using sulfur.
How does it work?
When applied to skin, sulfur helps to dry out surface level dead skin cells as well as acne blemishes. Sulfur’s ability to dry out the skin allows dead skin to easily slough off, which can help to prevent clogged pores, flaky skin, and blemishes.
What else is sulfur used for?
Due to its ability to help remove dead surface skin cells, sulfur is also used in products that treat sensitive skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and even dandruff. Many people believe that if they have skin issues sulfur may be too harsh for the skin. If you suffer with sensitive skin issues, look for products that also have hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid in their formulas.
Who should use products with sulfur?
Sulfur, especially when it comes to fighting acne, is ideal for oily skin. Due to its drying nature, sulfur can help to eliminate excess oil in the skin. Sulfur, when formulated in sensitive skin products, can also be beneficial for those with skin issues.
Is it safe for sensitive skin?
Compared to other key acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, sulfur is a bit more of a gentle ingredient. Though sulfur is beneficial for helping with sensitive skin disorders it can also be drying so it is important to use the appropriate sulfur products that are specific to your needs and to always discontinue use if it causes any irritation to your skin.
What Sulfur spot treatments do you offer?
Our powerful, dermatologist recommended concentrated spot treatment rapidly helps clear blemishes while reducing the appearance of redness. Colloidal Sulfur works to dry up oil. Salicylic Acid works to exfoliate the skin, and Calamine and Aloe Vera Gel help to soothe and reduce the appearance of irritation. Skin is clear, clean, and blemish-free in this intense spot treatment. The sulfur spot treatment works well within our anti-acne line
- Colloidal Sulfur: Works to minimize oil.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps prevent clogged pores that can cause breakouts.
- Tea Tree Oil: This essential oil helps calm the skin.
- Aloe Vera: Soothes and calm skin Witch Hazel: Tones and balances skin.
What ingredients does sulfur work best with?
When it comes to fighting acne, salicylic acid and tea tree oil are highly effective when combined with sulfur. These three ingredients work to help unclog pores, slough off dead skin and eliminate breakouts.